Spotlight on the Spotted Sheep

The Spotted Sheep


Jacqui is the owner of The Spotted Sheep. She is an avid knitter, whowanted to create a wool shop that she would want to shop in; a shop brimming over with beautiful wools and yarns for every project, great and small.

Jaqui will be running a crochet workshop on 11/11/2017 at Festiwool

The Spotted Sheep is situated in the prettiest part of Leighton Buzzard, and from the outside looks like The Old Curiosity Shop, quaint and lovely. The shop is staffed by Jacqui, Sheila and Vi, three passionate yarnies. They opened the shop in October 2015, with the aim of providing a fun, homely place that makes you feel as if you're popping into a friends house, sitting at the kitchen table, and chatting.  

The Staff wanted to provide a myriad of choices and brands, with the aim that there would wools and yarns for all pockets and projects. That's why you find such a broad range, from the ever popular Stylecraft Special dk; Yak, cottons, merino, and mulberry silk yarns by Katia; Juniper Moon Farm; WYS; Fyberspates; Sublime and many many more.

The Spotted Sheep stocks a wide range of needles and notions, you know some of the things you can only get in specialist shops! The Spotted Sheep is super proud to be the first stockists of Yarntelier, a Yorkshire Cashmere created by Louisa Harding.

There are events at the shop, including visits by Louisa and Erika Knight, Yarn Shop Day, special offer days, workshops and Prosecco and Cupcake private open-evenings for knitting & crochet groups.

You'll always find a warm welcome at the shop, which prides itself on not selling anyone anything. Staff will happily show you choices and options for you to decide, they want happy customers and the sort of shop that they like to shop in.


Patricia Harris